MEET ALEX CAMPBELL
Percussionist, performer, and music teacher, Alex Campbell, joined the international renowned “invented instrument ensemble” – aka Scrap Arts Music – in 2016!
Music has always been a big part of Alex’s life, performing and writing in numerous groups since he was a youngster. He’s been playing professionally for the better part of a decade, touring extensively throughout Canada and recording & performing with many esteemed artists. His involvement with the highly-acclaimed band, The County Line, has garnered significant praise and keeps him on his toes, playing 106 shows last year alone! Alex has also been teaching for many years at music schools around Victoria (British Columbia), including West Shore Music Academy and is a member of jazz-pop group, Mildly Wild.
At Toronto’s prestigious Humber College, Alex had the privilege of studying with world class musicians. While there, he immersed himself in jazz, fusion, and myriad styles of world music. He has studied with the likes of Bob McLaren, Mark Kelso, Murray Creed, Steve Mancuso, Pat Kilbride, and Ron Thaler, among others, and currently continues his studies with Andreas David (aka Ydna Murd). After Alex’s time at Humber, he returned to his West Coast roots to deepen his love for music even further – and passion for all things percussion.
As a drummer, Alex is known, above all else, for his musicianship and musicality behind the kit. He’s worked in multiple genres and performed at events like Canadian Music Week, Rifflandia, Sunfest, Rockin’ River music Fest, Boonstock, Big Time Out, and many others. Fitness-wise, Alex was a rower in high school and, since then, has been practicing yoga regularly and hitting the gym to row, swim, and do weight training. He points out that his arms get a decent workout, anyway, from drumming around 40 hours per week and doing Scrap Arts Music rehearsals!